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Maharashtra government extends lockdown restrictions till January 31

Maharashtra is one of the five states and UTs that account for 60 per cent of total active COVID-19 cases in the country. In a statement released by the state government stated that the activities already permitted from time to time shall be aligned.

Maharashtra government extends lockdown restrictions till January 31
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In order to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 virus, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday, December 30 has decided to extend the lockdown restrictions in the state till January 31, 2021.

The development comes after three more passengers who returned from the United Kingdom to Mumbai after 25 November have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of such patients to 15 so far.

According to reports, Maharashtra is one of the five states and UTs that account for 60 per cent of total active COVID-19 cases in the country.

In a statement released by the state government also stated that the activities already allowed and permitted from time to time shall be continued and all earlier orders shall be aligned with this order and would remain in force up to January 31 next year.

Meanwhile, on December 29, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had issued an order to extend guidelines for surveillance with regard to COVID-19, which will remain in force till January 31,2021.

Moreover, the state government had on Monday, December 28, issued guidelines for the celebration of New Year’s on December 31.

Read More: Maharashtra govt issues new guidelines for New Year Celebrations

However, in the wake of new strain of coronavirus, the state has imposed a night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am from December 22, 2020 to January 5, 2021.

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